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Alternative Careers in Sci-tech Information Service

Alternative Careers in Sci-tech Information Service

Author: Ellis Mount

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0866566945

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

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An eye-opening look at alternative careers for those with a sci-tech background--whether they be librarians or scientists or engineers, this exciting volume fills a gap in the professional literature. The contributors--all of whom have pursued alternative careers--provide detailed accounts of their jobs, including skills and education needed, working environment, job rewards and challenges, and future prospects. Although most of these positions fall outside traditional career fields--information broker, translator, acquisitions editor, information resources manager, research scientist, online database manager, and abstractor and indexer--they offer options for professionals seeking challenging new careers.

Electronic Resources and Services in Sci-tech Libraries

Electronic Resources and Services in Sci-tech Libraries

Author: Mary C. Schlembach

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0789019353

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 152

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"Advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." --Arthur C. Clarke This well-researched book makes sense of the new advances in electronic services and resources available to science and technology libraries. It will familiarize you with the latest collection development, reference service, and information service technologies. Inside you'll find case studies, examples of successful implementations of emerging information technologies, helpful tables and figures, screen shots, and more! In addition to bringing you up to date on the latest trends in the area, Electronic Resources and Services in Sci-Tech Libraries will provide you with essential background information on these important technologies. With Electronic Resources and Services in Sci-Tech Libraries, you'll learn: how the University of Arizona Libraries access remote electronic resources how journal articles containing complex mathematics are published on the Web--including the latest developments in MathML, PDF, OpenMath, and more how the e-resource registry approach can be integrated with existing custom Web-based services how to use user-centered criteria to evaluate electronic journals how to use e-prints (electronic preprints) to break the stranglehold that journal publishers have over science libraries how to get the most from electronic reserves-with tips and techniques for implementing an e-reserves service, negotiating copyright issues, and more how to implement a successful current awareness services program how the next generation of library portals will impact sci-tech libraries and much more!

Relation of Sci-tech Information to Environmental Studies

Relation of Sci-tech Information to Environmental Studies

Author: Ellis Mount

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 086656988X

Category: Science

Page: 174

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Illustrates the nature and use of sci-tech information in relation to the environment. Sci-tech librarians, government researchers, and compilers and editors of noted indexing/abstracting services describe the efforts of their organizations to compile, maintain, and disseminate the large body of sci-tech information devoted to environmental concerns. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Patent and Trademark Information

Patent and Trademark Information

Author: Virginia A. Baldwin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0789004402

Category: Law

Page: 182

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With an Internet connection and a Web browser, any researcher, inventor, genealogist, scientist, or engineer can search U.S., European, and international patent databases. However, patent information has been defined as "gray" literature because it's difficult to find a specific piece of information among everything that's available. Editor Baldwin (an engineering librarian at the U. of Nebraska, Lincoln, as well as her state's patent and trademark librarian) and nine contributors fill out the shades of gray with full-color information on the historical, practical, business, and research aspects of patent and trademark data. Published simultaneously as Science and Technology Libraries, vol. 22, nos. 1/2, 2001. Annotation : 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Information And The Professional Scientist And Engineer

Information And The Professional Scientist And Engineer

Author: Julie Hallmark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136414008

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in sci-tech librarianship! Information and the Professional Scientist and Engineer examines how electronic resources have affected the ways engineers and scientists seek, use, and communicate information vital to their research and development needs. Information specialists working in academic, corporate, government, and organization libraries discuss the changes in user behavior as academics in science and engineering fields rely more and more on the Internet and online journals. The book provides unique insight into the specific educational needs of college and university students as librarians and department faculty determine appropriate instruction for science and engineering classes. Information and the Professional Scientist and Engineer addresses the distinctions among various science and engineering fields, types of libraries, communities of users, and users within a field or discipline. Within these discussions, librarians also examine the differences between commercial and academic databases, and between personal or group subscriptions to database services, print, and online journals. The book also addresses Geographic Information Systems users through a study of the interconnection among disciplines associated with GIS. Information and the Professional Scientist and Engineer includes bibliographies that provide valuable information resources, reviews of pertinent web sites, tables, figures, and interviews while addressing: the information-seeking behavior of chemists, geologists, pharmacists, botanists, and zoologists the case for an engineering knowledge community online bibliographic sources in hydrology a practical guide to finding physical properties of chemicals new reference works in science and technology new age e-journals, indexes, and services Information and the Professional Scientist and Engineer is a unique resource for librarians and other information specialists, science and engineering faculty and students, and academic administrators.

Engineering Libraries

Engineering Libraries

Author: Thomas W. Conkling

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0789016737

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 250

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Examines practices for providing access to engineering information resources, both print and electronic, and looks at website development and instructional and management issues in engineering libraries. There are four sections: resources, digital and virtual libraries, information competencies, and management. Fifteen topics include international resources in science and technology, engineering resources for children, building better library websites, web-based information literacy courses, industry expectations of the new engineer, and fundraising for engineering. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Electronic Expectations

Electronic Expectations

Author: Tony Stankus

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 078900836X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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Explore the future of Internet-based Science Journals! Electronic Expectations: Science Journals on the Web chronicles the convergence of financial, technical, and public policy considerations that turned what seemed like science fiction twenty years ago into a library fact of life today. The book shows that while electronic publication greatly speeds issuance of important scientific results of enduring value, it also has the potential to lower the economic threshold at which crank papers and marginal publications can gain a wide, if sadly misled audience, in the short run. In Electronic Expectations, editor Tony Stankus predicts with splendid irony that the electronic journals that will matter the most to genuine scientific progress will be the web versions of long-standing leaders among traditional print journals, whose electronic typesetting requirements gave the web its first format conventions and rules for safe content transmission. Electronic Expectations will empower you to: assess the existing print journal system and its prospects for improvement through electronic publishing discern the competing motivations and strategies of science researchers, librarians, publishers and journal aggregators in going electronic identify the web winners and losers after these first ten years understand the underlying business and technological warfare affecting the larger future of the internet Electronic Expectations demonstrates that while scientists invented the web, they no longer control it, and that even the very largest research organizations, libraries, publishers, and journal aggregators, will, to a substantial degree, be at the technological and economic mercy of commercial users of the web.

Digital Libraries

Digital Libraries

Author: David Stern

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134730681

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

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An unparalleled overview of current design considerations for your digital library! Digital Libraries: Philosophies, Technical Design Considerations, and Example Scenarios is a balanced overview of public services, collection development, administration, and systems support, for digital libraries, with advice on adopting the latest technologies that appear on the scene. As a professional in the library and information science field, you will benefit from this special issue that serves as an overview of selected directions, trends, possibilities, limitations, enhancements, design principals, and ongoing projects for integrated library and information systems. In Digital Libraries, you will discover the latest ideas and research on digitizing and distributing online library material, including information on: organization and administration of new digital library facilities collection development in digital libraries technological infrastructures for seamlessly integrated computer databases over the Internet XML and other new standards for displaying data on the web interface design issues in the search environment object oriented interfaces and improved searching possibilities a brief history of patents on the internet Digital Libraries is a working reference for your digital library-specific problems. Split into three related sections: Philosophies, Technical Design Considerations, and Example Scenarios, Digital Libraries addresses the many complexities and new issues that have evolved with the development of digital libraries and their future technologies. You will gain a thorough understanding of the public service and design considerations that are necessary to take your digital library into the 21st century.

Emerging Issues in the Electronic Environment

Emerging Issues in the Electronic Environment

Author: Jeannie P Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135797638

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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Explore the issues that are changing user/librarian interactions in today’s evolving electronic libraries This book examines the rapid advances in technology and scientific discovery that have changed the way sci/tech library users seek information—changes which have also necessitated increasingly high levels of skill in information technology and advanced subject knowledge from librarians. From negotiating the intricacies of working with e-journals to simplifying the data collection process, anyone involved in allocating library resources or prioritizing research agendas will find relevant, useful information here, as will those involved in library education. Emerging Issues in the Electronic Environment: Challenges for Librarians and Researchers in the Sciences begins with “Scientific Communication: New Roles and New Players,” a detailed examination of the evolution of the information-seeking behavior of scientists, from the days of print-based resources to today’s electronic media. Next, you’ll find techniques designed to maximize the ability of scientists to make “lucky” connections in their electronic search for information in “Too Important to be Left to Chance: Serendipity and the Digital Library.” Four chapters in Emerging Issues in the Electronic Environment bring you up-to-date information on various aspects of working with e-journals: “For Better or Worse: The Joys and Woes of E-Journals,” investigates the impact of electronic-only journal holdings on collection development decisions and the accompanying issues of archiving, economics, content, and research use “Scan It and They Will Come . . . But Will They Cite It?” provides citation data on the usefulness and impact of retrospective digitization projects for journal contents “The Use of Online Supplementary Material in High-Impact Scientific Journals” raises vital questions as to whether the print or electronic article should be regarded as the primary archival resource “Challenges and Opportunities for Bibliometrics in the Electronic Environment: The Case of the Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science” investigates how issues of access, copyright, and fair use, as well as differences among online file formats may impact bibliometric analysis Two chapters in Emerging Issues in the Electronic Environment are designed to help simplify the data collection process. “Information Overload: Keeping Current Without Being Overwhelmed” will show you how to identify needed sources by using current awareness services and e-mail filtering technologies “The Impact of Electronic Bibliographic Databases and Electronic Journal Articles on the Scholar’s Information Seeking Behavior and Personal Collection of Reprints” reviews organizational methods for managing large collections of electronic articles. In addition, this forward-thinking book contains four chapters that point out possible avenues for increased librarian-facilitated service to users: “Biology Databases for the New Life Sciences” discusses the new sequence, microarray, and protein structure databases, the emergence of bioinformatics, and the opportunities available to librarians in this developing area “Map and Spatial Data Acquisitions in the Electronic Age” shows how the traditionally complicated and time-consuming process of acquiring cartographic information can be simplified by efficient use of the Internet “Webinar Technology: Applications in Libraries” reviews the operation, application, and features of Webinars and compares this technology with Web tutorials, virtual reference, and courseware management systems, videoconferencing, and Webcasting “Preserving Digital Librari

Leadership and Management Principles in Libraries in Developing Countries

Leadership and Management Principles in Libraries in Developing Countries

Author: Wei Wei

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317955351

Category: Computers

Page: 210

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Learn leadership skills from achievements at special libraries in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Central America! Leadership and Management Principles in Libraries in Developing Countries is a compilation of success stories epitomizing management and leadership strategies from developing nations around the globe. This book focuses on library administrators from Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Central America who have significantly transformed their library services in spite of limited funds and a lack of resources. You'll learn about their achievements, their techniques, and the strengths and skills they used—which can help you become a stronger leader at your own library. Leadership and Management Principles in Libraries in Developing Countries is a collection of selected entries to the Special Libraries Association Leadership and Management Division’s 2003 International Paper Competition for special librarians in developing countries. Each author describes the effective leadership and management that made their special library initiatives successful, providing references, tables, step-by-step instructions, and handy checklists for other librarians to use. In Leadership and Management Principles in Libraries in Developing Countries, library officials discuss the development of successful programs at special libraries such as: the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, India—where a team of people with diverse backgrounds worked together to digitally modernize their traditional library the Agricultural Libraries and Special Libraries in Tropical Biology located in Indonesia—where special librarians found innovative ways to access funding support and expertise from foreign institutions, international relief agencies, and library associations the Information Resource Centre at The Mildmay Centre in Kampala, Uganda—where the new Mobile Patient Library Services project provides information materials to patients with HIV/AIDS and their caregivers the American Cultural Center Library (now called the Rosa Parks Library) in Niamey, Niger—where the library was restructured from a simple reading room into a diverse cultural resource of exhibitions, seminars, and multilingual reference materials the Federal Ministry of Industry headquarters Library in Nigeria—where the library transformation was made possible through good leadership style, managerial expertise, and effective staff organization the University of Swaziland Libraries in Swaziland—where a strategic planning initiative helped the library widen Internet access, secure subscription funding for database access, and purchase updated equipment to enrich the instructional, research, and administrative functions of the library This book represents a body of practical experience, problems, lessons, and techniques that can be shared and tried by those who want to know more about or deal with the special needs and circumstances of librarians in developing countries. Leadership and Management Principles in Libraries in Developing Countries will show you how to improve both service and outreach to your local community by becoming a leader at your special library, whether you are the librarian, mid-level manager, director, or information consultant. Library science faculty and students will also find that this book illustrates the benefits of good leadership and management.

Role of Standards in Sci-Tech Libraries

Role of Standards in Sci-Tech Libraries

Author: Ellis Mount

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317765776

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 127

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Required reading for any librarian who has been asked to identify standards and specifications, this unique new book highlights the importance of standards in many sci-tech libraries. Collections of standards in sci-tech libraries encompass a great variety--from the most narrow subject fields, to those covering many, and from collections of American standards only, to those with an international array. Role of Standards in Sci-Tech Libraries addresses the need for standards in libraries and provides crucial guidelines for developing standards collections. The first chapter describes the operation and collections of the ideal service that could be established to serve those needing stadards and to promote the use and collection of standards. A helpful list of foreign and domestic organizations that issue standards is included. Successive chapters explore the role of standards in different types of libraries--a public library’s science and technology department, a corporate library, an academic library, and the library of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The final chapter addresses the role of Information Handling Services (IHS), a commercial source of all types of standards, discusses the range of standards services, and explains how information is acquired.

The Role of Trade Literature in Sci-tech Libraries

The Role of Trade Literature in Sci-tech Libraries

Author: Ellis Mount

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1560240385

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

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Here is a unique volume on the relationship between sci-tech materials and trade literature, commonly called manufacturers’catalogs. Because very little has been published about the value and nature of trade literature in regard to sci-tech libraries, this volume will be important in informing librarians about a little-known segment of the larger picture of sci-tech information sources, thus adding to the value of their services to their clients. The Role of Trade Literature in Sci-Tech Libraries addresses the problems of handling sci-tech trade literature in a corporate technical library, a large public library, and a government library devoted to American history. Experts offer practical advice on selecting and organizing trade literature and on managing the growth and extent of a collection of trade literature. They discuss modern literature and older publications, which often have great historical value. Libraries that collect both old and new materials are identified, as are publishers of trade literature. The book also focuses on how a publisher of classic trade literature views its role. Of interest to any professional in the information science field, this practical volume will be particularly valuable to managers of corporate sci-tech libraries, managers of library collections in Americana, and beginning librarians who are learning about trade literature.